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Anthony D Paul

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  • Member Since: January 15th, 2009
  • Maryland
  • adp.rocks
  • Senior User Experience Designer
  • @anthonydpaul on WordPress.org and Slack
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Bio/Description

By day, I’m a user experience researcher, designer, and prototyper. By night, you’ll find me spread across the DC and Baltimore meetup scenes—notably at events for UX, accessibility, and a variety of open source development projects. I live and work in the DC/Baltimore corridor, offering strategic, design, and full-stack development skills to clients large and small, spanning government, non-profit, and commercial. I’d tell you about my cool side projects, or divulge something funny from my past, but these days the Internet does a better job of surfacing our embarrassing moments; find me anywhere by Googling “anthonydpaul”.

Interests

UX (accessibility, usability testing, research), IA (story-mapping, wireframes, documentation), UI (sketching, design, prototypes), full-stack development (PHP/MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, Joomla), tech community (conference speaker, meetup organizer, blogger), traveling foodie and hobbyist farmer (hot sauce, BBQ)

WordPress Origin Story

I installed WordPress for the first time with Miles Davis (1.0) in early 2004 for my student design club. I’d dabbled in it prior to that, teaching myself PHP/MySQL through extending/hacking WordPress and PHPBB. Since then, I’ve used WordPress along with other PHP CMSes, to launch hundreds of sites. In 2008, the agency I worked for moved into a new space with a great meetup venue. I invited DC PHP, WordPress DC, and DC jQuery (now DCJS) to use our space and became a meetup organizer. That quickly snowballed into meetup speaker and WordCamp speaker.

  • Confirmed as a speaker for WordCamp Asheville 2016 coming up on June 3rd

    3 weeks ago

  • Wrote a new post, Welcome to WordCamp Baltimore, on the site WordCamp Baltimore:
    Organizers note: Please update the portions with red text. We're happy to announce that WordCamp…

    3 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, breaks images within posts, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 months ago

  • Created a new ticket, #35130, in Core Trac:
    .wp-full-overlay-main prevents touch scrolling in theme preview iframe in ...

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Agenda for December 8, 2015 Meeting, on the site Make WordPress Training:
    I haven't had a chance to wrap mine up yet, but I'll get to it…

    5 months ago

  • Confirmed as a speaker for WordCamp US 2015 coming up on December 4th

    6 months ago

  • Confirmed as a speaker for WordCamp NYC 2015 coming up on October 30th

    8 months ago

  • Confirmed as a speaker for WordCamp Baltimore 2015 coming up on September 12th

    9 months ago

  • Anthony D Paul’s profile was updated

    9 months ago

  • Anthony D Paul’s profile was updated

    1 year ago

  • Confirmed as a speaker for WordCamp Minneapolis 2015 coming up on April 25th

    1 year ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post A11y/UI Collaboration Meeting [Update], on the site Make WordPress Design:
    No problem!

    1 year ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post A11y/UI Collaboration Meeting [Update], on the site Make WordPress Design:
    Any update from 10/23? We're considering testing this coming weekend or soon after. Is there…

    1 year ago

  • Posted a reply to "Custom Field Suite breaks Custom Content Shortcode plugin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    No problem, it's a great plugin! Thank you!

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Custom Field Suite breaks Custom Content Shortcode plugin, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 year ago

  • Confirmed as a speaker for WordCamp Baltimore 2014 coming up on October 18th

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Categorise posts on blog page by category?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If you'd like to have the category titles as static text, then add a dynamic…

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Fitting in a widget", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Unfortunately, it isn't the CSS in your theme that is the problem, but in the…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Fixed JS syntax error on thumbnail spacing, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 years ago

  • Created a topic, Categories all unchecked in admin after upgrade, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 years ago

  • Created a topic, [Plugin: Explanatory Dictionary] Missing captions on photos, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 years ago

  • Created a topic, [Plugin: Linked] Missing space, fixed, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Plugin "Explanatory Dictionary" - what new features do you want to see?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Oh, and if anyone else is having this issue, be assured your data is fine.…

    6 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Plugin "Explanatory Dictionary" - what new features do you want to see?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello Ruben, Firstly, thanks for a great plugin. I found a glitch that was giving…

    6 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Plugin: User Access Manager] Categories on "Add new post" page disappear", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @flashbytes, well that makes sense then. I am seeing similar issues with plugins like WP…

    7 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Plugin: User Access Manager] Categories on "Add new post" page disappear", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I am having this same issue. @flashbytes, do you have Role Manager installed? I do…

    7 years ago

Plugins

  • Akismet

  • Basic Google Maps Placemarks

  • Beaver Builder - WordPress Page Builder

  • Block Spam By Math Reloaded

  • Blogger Image Import

  • Broken Link Checker

  • Child Theme Configurator

  • Co-Authors Plus

  • Comment Spamtrap

  • Disqus Comment System

  • Easy FancyBox

  • HyperDB

  • Limit Login Attempts

  • One-Click Child Theme

  • Page Builder by SiteOrigin

  • Public Post Preview

  • Quick Featured Images

  • Remote Images Grabber

  • ResponsiveVoice Text To Speech

  • Safe Redirect Manager

  • Table of Contents Plus

  • Theme Check